I’m so thrilled to announce that COVER2COVER reviewed Radio Head! Based in Belgium, reviewer Rochelle typically reads YA, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, High Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy. However, she opened herself to Radio Head‘s contemporary, magic realism-inspired story, and I’m thankful to her. Rochelle’s review reveals her emotional, heart response to the story – which is why we read books in the first place, isn’t it?
Imagine if music was your only friend! I personally wouldn’t mind…
Radio Head brought to mind why I usually don’t gravitate towards contemporary books. The emotions evoked from reading this book are so raw and heart-wrenching.
I found it so devastating that Shelby’s mom treated her as just a meal ticket a means to getting high. She never really seemed to care about Shelby’s state of mind and well-being. The fact that Shelby could ‘hear’ the music in other people was really cool.
I’ve always viewed music as soul healing and I like how music is portrayed in Radio Head, as not just a language but ‘the language’ which transcends all others, spoken or otherwise. Music keeps us sane and comforts us in a way no other medium could and the author does a magnificent job in convincing one of this.
Shelby, who at first appeared naive and simple-minded turns out to just be as intelligent and perceptive, if not more, than the average person, but with a unique view of life and people, seen through music. Zac, a troubled soul, in love with music is struggling to write the music that he feels and is drawn to Shelby because she can see the music in him. He of course, hopes to profit from this which was kind of sad and interesting.
Radio Head is a must-read for all music lovers who would understand the ability of music to transcend and rise above every issue, how it speaks to us and how its effects are metamorphic.
It will tug on your heartstrings because of the blend of emotions coming from real characters, the riveting, creative and well written dialogue and prose chronicling the interaction between the characters, and all this with music as a backdrop integrated and interwoven within their lives. You will come away having gained a new outlook and appreciation of music and its ability to heal the very soul!
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